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Villa Nirvana - Serene, Posh - WiFii - Near Town with Stunning Mountain Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom/2.5 Bath Home, Wrap Around Sky Deck with Long Range Mountain View

It’s hard to tell where the sky and mountains end and where Villa Nirvana (Heaven) begins in this Mid Century modern house, composed for serene modern mountain living.

Perched at 3000 ft. on an acre of untouched woodlands, Villa Nirvana harmonizes with vibrant nature and the infinite sky outside, with flowing hickory floors, translucent sky blue walls, and sleek wood furniture.

Imagine…

Ensconced in an oasis of sophisticated style, sip your coffee in the morning in the Sun Room, gazing at a long range view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina and the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, sixty miles away. In the evening, cook a luscious meal in our fully stocked galley kitchen, or on the gas barbie outside on the Sky Deck, then dine at our vintage Danish table, or out on our ultra-comfy chaise lounges on the porch. Toast your loved ones with a glass of wine as the sun goes down and night blankets Villa Nirvana, then marvel at the magical view of Hendersonville, sparkling like a jewel of lights in the distance.

After a wonderful day exploring our entrancing Western Carolina environs, slip into bed in clean white linen sheets in a mission queen bed in the Master Bedroom, or vintage mahogany twin beds in the Guest Room. In the morning, you’ll wake up refreshed and rejuvenated to the pink and aqua sunrise outside your private balcony.

Envision…

After breakfast, hop into your car and within a short drive, you’ll arrive at the charming town of Hendersonville, where first-rate bakeries and restaurants and quaint stores abound. Another twenty-thirty minutes and you’ll be in Asheville, known for its culinary cool, indie music scene, and unsurpassed antique stores and arts and crafts community.

We’ve found Villa Nirvana to be a fantastic launching pad from which to explore the Biltmore Vanderbilt Estate and its majestic grounds, share a drink at The Grove Park Inn (built in 1913 from granite stone) with its massive fireplaces and awesome mountain views, cruise gorgeous Lake Lure in a nifty pontoon boat, and hike and swim in waterfalls in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Picture…

Perfect for a romantic getaway but also ideal for friends and family, with a wrap-around L-shaped porch (partly screen enclosed), Villa Nirvana also features fun Mid-Century art and objects, a 60” TV with a variety of sports and movie channels, games from miniature pool to Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble and Monopoly, and even an old fashioned record player with records to dance to.

Imaginative and playful in its Mid-Century Modern design, come stay with us for a few days or a few weeks at Villa Nirvana and fall in love like we did with the serene mountain setting, mesmerizing sunsets and sunrises, and posh retro style.

Tons more photos and videos on my Facebook page... from winter to spring to summer and fall! If you stay at the Villa, please check in or post/share your photos!

https://www.facebook.com/VillaNirvanaHeavenOnPinnacleMountain

Note to travelers: After being forerunners in the home travel industry for many years, VRBO/Homeaway merged with a public company and has instituted a new service fee, around 8% of the basic rental cost. In light of this drastic hike, I have lowered my rental rates to help cover this cost to my guests.

More Details

Owner
Barbara Leibell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Barbara Leibell

Since 1984, I have lived in a 1947 deco house on the water in Miami Beach. I love my work as a Screenwriting Professor at the University of Miami in Coral Gables. Thus, Villa Nirvana has a definite movie theme as you will find when you stay there! Film is a passion, and so is house design. I really enjoyed renovating Villa Nirvana, transforming it into a setting that is akin to that in the TV series Madmen. I took out the shag carpet and put down hickory hand scraped floors, painted the dark walls translucent blue, and even bought furniture from the same antique store where the set designers for Madmen shopped. Villa Nirvana is about Mid-Century Modern art and furniture. Everything I acquired for the house is something I fell in love with, from the Atomic Salt and Pepper shakers to the Piazza Snow Couch. But mostly, the mountain view is something I want EVERYONE to see. It is like an incredible priceless painting. You never get tired of staring at the layers and layers of mountains, with smoky clouds like frosting in the morning. I was dumbstruck by the year round unobstructed view. And facing north, I loved that I could see the sunrise in the morning from the Master Bedroom, and gaze at the sunset in the evening from the Sun Room. Not to mention, eat chips and dip with friends in the covered porch when it is raining. To quote Simon and Garfunkel, the Sounds of Silence in the mountains is something that was miraculous to me, after living on Miami Beach where it is never quiet with the party-goers on South Beach, airplanes overhead, and jet skiers on the water. As a writer, Villa Nirvana nurtured my creativity. J.K. Rowling says that her books do not pop up like mushrooms, but at Villa Nirvana, my creative flow streams much faster and easier than in Miami. I hope to write a blockbuster there! Or, maybe I will just kick back on the Sky Deck and watch the sun go down....

Barbara Leibell purchased this house in 2014

Why Barbara Leibell chose Smoky Mountains

For most of my life, I have lived in the tropics in Singapore, Bangkok and Hawaii. (Yes, I surfed and did the hula.) My saying used to be: You can take the girl out of the island, but you cannot take the island out of the girl! That was until I visited one of my best friends in Hendersonville, NC and her mountain top home. I fell hard that trip, for the breathtaking view of the sunrise and sunset over the mountains, for the clouds rolling in over the valley below, for precious moments shared with my friends on their porch, sharing a glass of wine at sunset, and for the genuine beauty of the people of Western North Carolina. I could not get enough of shopping with my friend for the savory produce at the Farmers Markets. And the antiques, art, music, and food in Hendersonville and Asheville. I could not survive in a place without food; I mean GREAT FOOD. This place has it! So I found myself searching out a home where I could sit and gape at the mountains all day and drink in the beauty, noshing on a sweet mountain apple. I found it on my second day. I stepped onto the Sky Deck of Villa Nirvana and said: This is it. This is my home, and I want to share it with my friends, family, and people who love the mountains, who love tranquility and serenity, who love convening over food with friends in a spectacular setting like I do. As a screenwriter, I found the perfect place to write and create. If you are an artist or creative, this place is IT for inspiration! If you just want a great vacation away from it all, where silence is the predominant sound, then this place will seduce you into a state of nirvana. With one of my Vassar College sisters, I designed Villa Nirvana to be sleek and sophisticated, chic and fun. No granny quilts here! Rather, there is colorful Mid-Century art, vintage Danish designed furniture, even a record player to dance to on the orange mod rug! I am so excited about opening my heavenly home to guests!

What makes this house unique

What makes Villa Nirvana special? The Mountain View. The Sky. The Serenity and Silence. The coziness of its 1450 sq. ft. of sophisticated style. It was love at first sight when I stepped into Villa Nirvana, and I have never looked back.

Amenities

Hendersonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The Master Bathroom has a shower with a view to the mountains, while the Guest Bathroom has a shower/bath with a view to the woods outside. A half-bathroom in the Sun Room is also welcome for visitors.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The Master bedroom boasts a Mission Queen Bed that sleeps two. The Guest Bedroom offers two mahogany vintage beds that sleeps two. The Living Room has a pull out Queen Sofa Bed that can definitely sleep one comfortably and possibly two. The Sun Room sleeps one on the Piazza Couch.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking
  • tennis
Notes:
MOUNTAIN ROADS: Unlike many mountain houses, Villa Nirvana has two ways to reach the house. Both roads are very well maintained and paved. Sometimes in the winter, you need four wheel drive to navigate the road.s If the weather is bad, or you're not an adventurous mountain driver, the secondary way is via Pinnacle Mountain Road, which is wide, with a gradual incline/decline. This route has private gate access.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Villa Nirvana - Serene, Posh - WiFii - Near Town with Stunning Mountain Views
average rating of 4.9827585 based on 58 reviews
5

A heavenly gem!

  • 5 of 5

Not only was the view from Villa Nirvana absolutely spectacular, the inside of this home was amazing too! The mid-century modern decor transported me back to my parents house when I was 10. It felt like a warm, familiar hug. We were delighted to listen to Henry Mancini and other period LPs on the turntable and to thumb through vintage Life magazines. This house was stocked with everything you would need for a carefree stay in the mountains. We wished that we could have stayed for a longer period of time. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

All I can tell you, is the name, Villa Nirvana is the best way to describe this home! We spent 2 weeks there, and I was nowhere ready to come home! It is perfectly appointed, everything you need is there, just bring food! One day we didn't even leave the villa, stayed in our pj's and admired the view- it just doesn't get old, and you can see it from almost anywhere you stand in the house! Super convenient to anywhere you would like to go. I look forward to returning next year for THREE weeks! That's how much we loved it! Thanks, Barbara, you couldn't have been a more gracious host- we could feel all the love you put into Villa Nirvana!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views, peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

I just spent a week at Villa Nirvana with my mother and my four-legged best friend, Liberty. The house is very comfortable and just as beautiful as it appears in the photos. We have visited Hendersonville and Asheville several times before. We skipped Asheville on this trip and drove part of the Blue Ridge Pkwy. to Waynesville, another quaint "Main St." town. We had lunch at "The Patio" and, as a vegetarian who often has trouble finding good food while traveling, I highly recommend this place. We visited 3 falls in DuPont State Forest and a breathtaking spot right in Hendersonville (Laurel Park) called Jump Off Rock. We had almost every kind of weather during the week except snow - warm & sunny, cold & windy, rain, T-storms, and fog! - and we enjoyed watching it all roll over the mountains from the Sun Room, & deck. Wonderful relaxing week! Thank you Barbara!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and yes, the landscape is magical during any kind of weather. I love the "smoke" over the mountains as much as clear sunny days. Glad you enjoyed yourselves!
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5

It's all in the Name: VILLA NIRVANA

  • 5 of 5

Definition of Nirvana: a state of perfect happiness; an ideal or idyllic place.

My husband and I arrived for a much need respite to our personal losses and reflection of our mortality. Heavy, right?

This lovely home and location fit the bill. The view.. amazing. Outside on the deck or porch- you are in the trees. The Sounds of Silence are everywhere. Stop and listen, all the different bird calls, the sound of the wind in the trees and nothing else...Just listening calmed the "City" mind.

We've stayed in numerous VRBO homes in the area. The convenience of this home is perfect, you are in Hendersonville within 15 minutes. You need only to bring yourselves and food, the rest is waiting for you.

Thank you.

Carole & Dale

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The "Sounds of Silence" at Villa Nirvana... wind, birds, trees... are quite astonishing when you're used to living in a noisy city, even Miami Beach where I dwell. I am reminded of how much we need Nature to heal us. I wish you and your loved one much healing and light; please come back if you need more embracing from Villa Nirvana.
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5

Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Villa Nirvana! The main reason was that it has great views and is set up to appreciate those views. We lounged in the lounge chairs on the side deck with a glass of wine. We ate dinner and breakfast on the cute table in the screened porch.

The second thing that made Villa Nirvana special was the care and love that was evident in the furnishings and decor. It was obvious that Barbara carefully picked everything to make the home a beautifully furnished mid century modern home. I have never been in another rental where there was so much care and love present.

The only negative thing I can say is that the kitchen and bathrooms were small and outdated. But due to everything else, we didn't mind it.

The location was also great for us. We spent our time at DuPont Forest, Pisgah NF, and Hendersonville. Villa Nirvana was a perfect central location for us.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! I have plans for the kitchen and bathroom... stay tuned next year!
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5

Sent my mom for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to visit myself. My mother raved her about the girls' night I sent her on here, though.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, I hope you do get to Villa Nirvana yourself, and bring your mom, too!
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
The Dug Out on Main St., Hendersonville
Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
Crooked Creek Golf Course, Hendersonville
Nearest Train
42 Miles
Amtrak, Greenville/Spartanburg, SC
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
I-26 to Asheville (north) and Spartanburg (south)
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
West First, Hendersonville
Nearest Ski
34 Miles
Sapphire Valley, Sapphire
Car: necessary

You are at the top of the world when you stay at Villa Nirvana! But close to so many fun things to do nearby. Are you a foodie like me? Some of my favorites: Down our road, buy fresh organic eggs, cruise the farmers markets in Flat Rock and Hendersonville for heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, wild mushrooms, even award-winning artisan cheese. Then take the kids to Buck Creek Trout Farm to catch fresh trout for dinner. Hungry? In Hendersonville, there is an eclectic range of restaurants: West First for wood fired pizza and carrot cake, the Dugout for incredible onion rings and burgers, Umi for fresh sushi, even the best tacos at hole-in-the wall El Paso Azteca. Willing to drive further? Absolutely try Curate Spanish Tapas in Asheville. For drinks, do not miss The Grove Park Inn, built in 1913 with a breathtaking view of the mountains on the Sunset Terrace Restaurant. Brunch on the weekend at the Blue Ridge Restaurant, with home smoked fish, salads from local gardens, and the most delicious Southern food ever.

To top it off, French Broad Chocolates in Asheville are a must if you are a chocolate lover like me! Fresh raspberry truffles, cabernet and spice, cosmic love potion... ahhh... chocolate cures everything.

My favorite quirky tour: Foraging for wild mushrooms in the Dupont Forest with Greg Carter from Deep Wood Mushrooms. He cooked up our mushrooms, and we downed them with beer or wine. Walk or hike off your food in the emerald green Pisgah Forest, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, and eat again at the Pisgah Inn with another wide open mountain view.

Love antiques? Check out Chad and Morgan at Local Antiques for Mid-Century Modern, and other cool things at the Antique Tobacco Barn -- a football field of stuff! -- just down Swanannoa Road in Asheville. Most of Villa Nirvana was furnished from these remarkable places.

Are you physical? If you need an adrenaline rush, paraglide off the mountain tops around Asheville, or zip line and white water raft in the French Broad River with French Broad Rafting. Just five miles from Villa Nirvana is Holmes Educational State Forest, with hikes that last 30 minutes or all day for miles. In the Nantahala (Land of the Mid Day Sun) Forest, break a sweat on the hiking trails and whitewater rafting. Then relax and savor the waterfalls in the summer. At 5,800 feet is the Lone Bald Summit, the highest point at Nantahala. Another favorite waterfall hike is in the nearby Dupont State Forest (Hooker, Triple and High Falls) open at 5 a.m. The Dupont is where the Hunger Games was filmed, so watch for Katniss running by!

Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School offers rock climbing, ice climbing guiding, and rock climbing courses. An exhilarating way to see the Mountains!

Autumn in the mountains is eye candy! From Villa Nirvana, watch the mountains turn shades of orange and red and call yourself a Leafie. All year round, ride the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and enjoy an era that is bygone, when people traveled the slow way, taking in the scenery. Or go slower, horseback riding with the Pisgah Forest Riding Stables, or at the Biltmore Estates for more a more refined, sophisticated ride. While you are at the Biltmore, do not miss touring Vanderbilts century-old French Renaissance castle with its priceless collection of art and antiques.

In Asheville on a Thursday-Saturday? Stop back at the Grove Park Inn and catch the Dueling Pianos at Elaines Piano Bar. Is it a comedy show... no a concert! Whatever, dance, laugh, drink, and have fun! Music abounds in the mountains with quirky notes at Ashevilles Orange Peel Social and Pleasure Club, or in Hendersonville for the Music on Main Street Concert Series. Groove to local musicians at the South Rock Bar and Grill on Greenville Highway and down some of that wildly tasty North Carolina artisan brewed beer!

Maybe you need something more highbrow. Tour the Thomas Wolfe House and the Carl Sandburg homes. There are still goats at the Sandburg home, ancestors of the original goats kept by the Sandburgs. Theater lovers will delight in the small-town plays put on at the Flat Rock Playhouse. For craft and art lovers, go to the Quilt Show in September and the art galleries in the River Arts District in Asheville.

On Main Street in Hendersonville -- a quaint street with no chain stores in sight! One of my favorite stores is the Mast General Store, still operating since 1883! For kids, take in the magical world of Dancing Bear Toys. I love the Village Green Antique Mall, with its eclectic collection of antiques.

Lastly, you are in apple country in Hendersonville! When it is apple season, eat your way through the orchards, tasting over 20 varieties of apples, sipping cider, or eating homemade apple pie. Great for kids!

You can always come home to Villa Nirvana for peace, quiet, serenity, yoga on the Sky Deck, dancing on the mod orange rug, or a tranquil nap in the bedrooms with a year-round view of the mountains and sky.

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Rates & Availability

Hendersonville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July/Labor Day
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
$1,000
 
 
Autumn
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$140
$900
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$125
$800
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$140
$900
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
$160
$1,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 4 2018 - Nov 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
$145
$925
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
3 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$140
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 11.75%

Four-wheel drive is a necessity in the winter months when the roads are snowy or icy, but not in warmer times of the year. The house is accessible from a private mountain road, which has a few twists and turns. Or you can get to it from Pinnacle Mountain Road, less curvy and wider, with private gate access to our road.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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